Since Business Central 2022 Wave 1 (BC20), we have the ability to use Excel Layout for reporting. Excel layouts work the same way as Word and RDLC layouts in that they can be edited and saved back again into Business Central. With Excel layouts for Business Central reports, users can now create and edit report layouts simply by using the full capabilities in Excel such as sliders, diagrams, charts, and pivot tables. Let’s try to create one using Inventory Order Details.
Today I received a call from a partner that was going crazy on a problem during the preview of some statistical reports in Dynamics 365 Business Central.
The report was a custom modification of an existing one (done via a reportextension object). In this reportextension, the partner added some global variables used to perform filters and actions on the report’s dataitem, but the report seems not working correctly on preview (global variables changed in the request page was cleared).
Today I would like to share a mini tip of Business Central, how to build extension (Package/Publish) without generating report layout files in VS Code.
When we create a new report, there are two main tasks to consider. First, we define the report dataset of data items and columns. Then, we design the report layout.
Recently I was asked a very interesting question, is there any way to select a layout file when printing a report?
As you might know, we have powerful report management features in Business Central. We can manage and select the default layout for the report in the Report Layout Selection page.